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Management (Technological innovations)
Book Chapter
Does Lack of Innovation and Absorptive Capacity Retard Economic Growth in Africa?

This paper reviews the innovative capabilities and absorptive capacities of African countries, and investigates whether they have played significant roles in the region’s slow and episodic economic growth...

Economic development Technological innovations Management (Technological innovations)
Research Brief
Aid and Management Training

It is widely recognized that entrepreneurship is of critical importance to industrial development. Despite this importance we know little about the skills of business owners and managers in developing countries...

Entrepreneurship Management (Technological innovations) Industrial management
Book Chapter
The Swedish Model

From the book: Development Success

Economic development Economic aspects (Industrialization) Management (Technological innovations)
Book Chapter
Learning from Asia's Success: Beyond Simplistic 'Lesson-Making'

From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First Century

Commercial policy Economic development Economic policy
Book Chapter
How Can Korea be a Role Model for Catch-up Development? A 'Capability-based View'

From the book: Achieving Development Success

Economic policy (Business enterprises) Economic development Economic policy
Working Paper
The Role of Training in Fostering Cluster-Based Micro and Small Enterprises Development

While it has been increasingly recognized that efficient management holds the key to the development of micro and small enterprises in developing countries, we know very little about the managerial capacity of business owners and managers in these co...

Entrepreneurship Industrial management Industrial policy
Working Paper
Learning from Asia’s Success Beyond Simplistic 'Lesson-Making'

Many international organizations, governments and academics concerned with economic development look to Asia’s success, recommending that other poor countries follow similar models and paths of development...

Commercial policy Economic development Economic policy
Working Paper
Does Lack of Innovation and Absorptive Capacity Retard Economic Growth in Africa?

This paper reviews the innovative capabilities and absorptive capacities of African countries, and investigates whether they have played significant roles in the region’s slow and episodic economic growth...

Economic development Technological innovations Management (Technological innovations)
Book Chapter
Incubators as Tool for Entrepreneurship Promotion in Developing Countries

From the book: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development

Entrepreneurship Technological innovations Management (Technological innovations)
Book Chapter
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development: An Overview

From the book: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development

Economic development Entrepreneurship Institutional economics
Working Paper
The Swedish Model

The main characteristics of 'the Swedish model' are arguably related to the country's knowledge-intensive industry and its advanced welfare state...

Economic development Economic aspects (Industrialization) Management (Technological innovations)
Working Paper
Incubators as Tools for Entrepreneurship Promotion in Developing Countries

This paper reviews the literature on incubators in developed and developing countries. We show that the concept of incubators has evolved in time according to market and firm needs...

Entrepreneurship Technological innovations Management (Technological innovations)
Working Paper
How Can Korea be a Role Model for Catch-up Development?: A ‘Capability-based View’

There is some scepticism about Korea as role model of development as the Korean model involved a considerable degree of state activism, unacceptable in today’s global environment...

Economic policy (Business enterprises) Economic development Economic policy
Working Paper
International and Intra-national Technology Spillovers and Technology Development Paths in Developing Countries: The Case of China

This paper analyses the paths of technology development among regions with heterogeneous economic and technological characteristics, focusing on the case of China...

Convergence (Economics) Regional economics Management (Technological innovations)
Working Paper
Economic Proximity and Technology Flows: South Africa’s Influence and the Role of Technological Interaction in Botswana’s Diversification Effort

In less than a decade after the end of the apartheid, South Africa has intensified its economic ties with its African neighbours to become one of the top-ten investors and trading partners of many African countries, displacing companies from the form...

Business networks Investments, Foreign Management (Technological innovations)
Working Paper
Innovation Systems, Radical Transformation, Step-by-Step: India in Light of China

The paper introduces a reform trajectory we call ‘revolutionary incrementalism’ in which partial and incremental measures add up to profound transformation...

Economic development Industrial policy Institutional economics
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